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1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 4969533 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter, Serial # 4969533 Erik Bruchez's 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III typewriter. 2022-03-28 From the Virtual Typewriter Collection of Erik Bruchez: 1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III Serial # 4969533 I purchased this machine in August 2018 at an estate sale. The machine didn't work. In March 2020, I got it serviced by Ole Kehlet in Sacramento and now it works like a charm. This must be one of the last Selectrics ever produced, and it appears to have low mileage.

This is model 6705, which indicates "15.5 inch dual-pitch correcting".

The main typeface sample is with the "Dual Goth" type element. See pictures for other typefaces.

UPDATE 2022-03-28: Revising date to 1983 based on marking inside bottom case that says "8-4-83" (see pictures).

1983 IBM Correcting Selectric III #4969533

Status: My Collection
Hunter: Erik Bruchez (ebruchez)
Created: 03-11-2020 at 08:40PM
Last Edit: 03-28-2022 at 09:13AM


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I purchased this machine in August 2018 at an estate sale. The machine didn't work. In March 2020, I got it serviced by Ole Kehlet in Sacramento and now it works like a charm. This must be one of the last Selectrics ever produced, and it appears to have low mileage.

This is model 6705, which indicates "15.5 inch dual-pitch correcting".

The main typeface sample is with the "Dual Goth" type element. See pictures for other typefaces.

UPDATE 2022-03-28: Revising date to 1983 based on marking inside bottom case that says "8-4-83" (see pictures).

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I started collecting my first pre-WW2 standard typewriters in 2017. Since then I have added a few machines to my collection, which now ranges from the 1890s to the 1980s. As of 2020, I have more big standard (desktop) typewriters than portables, and a few standard electrics.



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